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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Whenever there is some sort of school party, potluck, holiday gathering, etc…I love to make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.  I was first introduced to this classic recipe when I lived in Connecticut, by a mom who had been making these since her children were just toddlers.  After trying the cookie bars, I begged her for the recipe.  She laughed and said that people ask her all the time for it, and it’s right in front of your eyes!  Literally right in front of my eyes, on the Tollhouse chocolate chip bag.  I looked at the packaging, but I only saw a recipe for cookies.  Alas, under the cookie recipe there is a cookie bar recipe.  It uses the same recipe as making cookies, but you spread them in a baking dish or jelly roll pan (depending on how thick you like your cookies-I like them more like brownies!), and cook for a bit longer.

Over the weekend one of my friends mentioned she was making these delicious bars, and I was shocked to hear how many people had never heard of them!  Right away I ran out to Kroger and picked up the only thing we didn’t have-chocolate chips.  You probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry right now, so these are pretty easy to make.  I highly suggest you don’t make these, unless you are planning to bring them somewhere because you will eat the entire pan yourself.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you….

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  5. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan.
  2. 2.Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spread into greased 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan or 9x13 baking dish for thicker cookies.
  3. 3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then cut into bars.
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Recipe from Toll House


Comments

  1. stopping by from the blog hop at:
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    i seriously made some of these last night!! made them for some of the students in my building they have finals today so we make treats for them! they are all gone now so i am guessing they were good! LoL

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  2. great idea! love this! :-)

  3. OH my. Does seeing this recipe and the photos of it bring back wonderful childhood memories! These sound exactly what we had quite often when I was a child (in the 50s). I’m printing it out and am going to give it a try to see if they are really as good as I remember them. Thanks for sharing! Linda @www.paperseedlings.com

    • Allyson says:

      I bet they are! I think this recipe has been around forever! Let me know how they turn out and thanks for stopping by!

  4. Oh yum these look good! Going to have to make these soon xx

  5. pamasaurus says:

    Oh man, these look delicious!!!

  6. These look so good. I just love chocolate chip cookies so you can’t go wrong with them in bar form too.

  7. I used to make these all the time for my children. They are yummy and easier than dropping the dough onto the cookie sheets, and you can eat bigger pieces. Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

  8. Wonderful looking! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like to eat these bars :)

  9. Your story reminds me of the episode of Friends when Monica wanted Phoebe’s grandma chocolate chip cookie recipe…and it turns out it was just the recipe on the Tollhouse cookie bag!

    These do look really yummy!

  10. I have made these for years. My kids love them and so does everyone who eats them. It is funny how these things end up being right in front of us!

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